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In a letter, Mary Cassatt describes working on Little Girl in a Blue Armchair (1878) with Edward Degas. An X-ray of the painting reveals brush strokes unlike Cassatt's regular strokes. National Gallery of Art hide caption

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Impressionists With Benefits? The Painting Partnership Of Degas And Cassatt

A new exhibit explores the intense relationship between French painter Edgar Degas and American painter Mary Cassatt. No one knows whether it was romantic, but there was certainly no lack of passion.

Father Ibrahim Shomali, a Palestinian priest, holds prayer vigils every Friday in the Cremisan Valley near Bethlehem. Israel is planning to build a wall, citing security needs, on agricultural land here owned by a local monastery. Shomali has asked Pope Francis to intervene. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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Palestinians Appeal To Pope For Help In Land Disputes With Israel

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Zain Lodhia plays an original song at a Mawlid, a birthday celebration for the Prophet Muhammad. The event was sponsored by the Webb Foundation, a so-called "Third Space" Muslim faith community outside the traditional mosque. Monique Parsons/NPR hide caption

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'Unmosqued' Examines Muslim Variant Of Unchurched Youth

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MaCherie Dunbar (right), with her girlfriend, Barb Maglaqui, an active duty Air National Guard medic. Dunbar, who is currently enrolled at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, hopes to retire from the Air Force this year. StoryCorps hide caption

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'Someone Had To Do It': Airman Gives Fallen Soldiers A Final Salute

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"People are grappling with identity when they become parents, and they're also grappling with identity in terms of who we are online," says psychologist Daphne de Marneffe (not pictured). Jonathan Ross/iStockphoto hide caption

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What Those Baby Photos On Social Media Can Teach Us About Moms

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In a letter, Mary Cassatt describes working on Little Girl in a Blue Armchair (1878) with Edward Degas. An X-ray of the painting reveals brush strokes unlike Cassatt's regular strokes. National Gallery of Art hide caption

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Impressionists With Benefits? The Painting Partnership Of Degas And Cassatt

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